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Offset Diamond Fret File 150-grit

150-grit

Item # 5053
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$117.35

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Offset Diamond Fret File 300-grit

300-grit

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Offset Diamond Fret File, Set of 2

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Offset Diamond Fret File

About This Item

Dual-edge and better clearance over the body! This well-balanced steel fret file is offset, for more comfortable fret dressing and improved clearance at higher frets.

Both full-length concave filing grooves (one for narrow/medium fretwire, and one for medium/wide wire), are uniformly coated with micro industrial-diamond particles. 8-1/2" x 1" x 5/32". Available in either 150-grit or 300-grit.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both files.

Diamond fret files are the best way to recrown your frets! Unlike traditional fret files, diamond files cut in both directions, they don't chatter or leave chatter marks, and the fret is smoother after crowning. These files are being used by repair shops and major manufacturers all around the world.

Our diamond fret files have concave cutting edges, one for medium and one for wide fretwire. Each edge is electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds. These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets more smoothly than standard toothed files, for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Because the diamond particles cut on the forward and backward strokes, you get better control over your work and the job goes much faster.

What grit do I need? If you're just starting out in fretting, we recommend the 300-grit files, as they don't remove too much material too soon — a mistake that many beginning fretters make. Even a professional will find the 300-grit file allows them to quickly get the fret properly crowned after only a few strokes.

Use the 150-grit when you need to mill-off lots of material in a hurry.

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.


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4.0

Great file! 

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this is hands down the best fret file that I have used, it removes material quick and leaves pretty small scratches making polishing easier.

My only complaint: Stewmac, for the sake of other who will buy this tool, please mark which side is which! I don't how much time I have spent staring at one side, and then the other trying to figure out which one is the narrow, and which is the wide... its kinda hard to tell sometimes.

4.0

300 grit is all you need

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This tool saves so much time and gives me the piece of mind to know that my fret jobs are going to be spot on. I did not want to risk messing up the frets on my guitars so I bought this file.

2 reasons i did not give it 5 starts; 1-could use some markings to identify which side is which, 2-the price WOW it is expensive. I hope it last forever.

5.0

Simply Amazing!

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Erm, these files are boring. My job has been reduced to a cleaner, all I have to do is clean the file, clean the fret, cleant the file, clean the fret, etc.... All jokes aside, I am simply amazed. The files are perfect, weight and build are spot on and they work like little gremlins. All I can say is WOW!!!! The only thing I really regret about them is not getting them sooner! Would I recommend them to a friend?-I can't stop doing it :) They are not cheap but in my opinion totally worth it. No markings for the fret size but that's ok, I will engrave mine with a dremel, although I would have liked the etching to be a bit more serious, my 300 is really hard to read. Nevertheless, Totally awesome!

5.0

Great File!!

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If you take what you do seriously, then this is the file to get. Worth every penny. I ordered the 300 grit file for crowning and it works wonderfully. One thing it doesn't mention in the description. The grit on both sides runs the full length of the file.

5.0

Offset Diamond fret file is the best

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The Offset Diamond fret file is the ultimate for crowning frets because it shapes the frets so fast by cutting in both directions and leaving no chatter marks. Once you use them, you won't want to use anything else for fret crowning. Regular crowning files were always a pain for me because of the marks they would leave.

5.0

diamond fret file

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Always a pleasure when you have the right tool for the job, can't fault this tool, leaves a great finish, no chatter! Really speeds up the job of recrowning

5.0

diamonds are a frets best friend

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I don't like crowning frets. In the past I often ended up with frets that looked worse after the crowning than they did before. But with THIS file I really enjoy doing it. It's fast and easy.

5.0

good file

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Very predictable.

5.0

Is there something really better ?

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I bet you can't find something better to crown fretts !

4.0

A Great Design

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This is an excellent tool to crown those upper frets especially on an acoustic. I think its one of the more pricier SM things but I just had to buy it to stop thinking about how special it is.

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